Gingerbread House

The 5th Pain of Christmas is arts and crafts. We’re not good at building things. I think the gingerbread speaks for itself.

Nice Buns

Some little girls were blessed with long, thick, full heads of hair. That means they have nice buns. It also means they don’t share any genes with me. The 5th Pain of Christmas is trying to get my daughter’s hair…

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Around the holidays every parent turns into a big fat liar. Day in and day out, I hear myself repeating, “Santa is watching.  I’m calling Santa. Santa called and said you’re on the naughty list. Santa wanted me to tell…

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Old Saint Nick

Gifts are fun and festive and thoughtful. They’re also another significant factor in the 12 Pains of Christmas. Why? Let me count the ways. The Planning. No matter how many times you make a list of all the people you…

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Smile, It’s Christmas!

Grady was born in 2010. That means I’ve been concepting, writing, designing and addressing Christmas cards for 8 years now. In my opinion, this is one of the biggest pains in the ass that comes with the holiday season. You…

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Six Weeks Later

Forgive me, children. It’s been six weeks since my last blog post and these are the reasons why. 1. October was nuts. Mainly because of Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday of the year and we have our annual Trick-or-Treat party.…

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Windshield Wipers

In 1902, a woman named Mary Anderson was riding a trolley through a storm in New York City. Because the motorman couldn’t see through the wet, sleet-covered, double-pane glass of the windshield, he did the next best thing and drove…

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Just My Luck

After a long day of work and kids and more work, I finally got into bad at 9 PM. I could feel my body melting into the sheets as I turned on the TV for some superficial entertainment. I barely…

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The Change Maker

Recently, my coworkers (actually they’re more like friends, but coworkers sounds way more official) nominated me to be one of our company’s Working Moms of the Year. There were three categories; Rising Star, Woman of Achievement and Change Maker. I…

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A Few Words from JLo and Nicole

Jennifer Lopez accepted an award from MTV last month and in her speech she shared a realization that came to her late in life. Well, I’ve had a realization this year, as well. So I’m stealing JLo’s speech and giving…

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